Snowboarding in Parsenn Bowl, Idaho Springs, Colorado USA

Average Snowfall:
300 in/762 cm
Vertical Drop:
1712 ft/521.8 m
Base Elevation:
10348 ft/3154 m
Top Elevation:
12060 ft/3676 m
Skiable Area:
680 ac/2.75 km²
Berthoud Pass is located between Idaho Springs and Winter Park and is one of the closest areas in Denver for snowboarding. It belongs to Boulder County and is just an hour away.

The top of the pass is at 11307 ft/3446 m and has access to a wide array of backcountry stashes. It is one of the earliest snowboard areas in Colorado with an annual snow fall of 300 in/762 cm. Parsenn Bowl is one of the great places for snowboarding. Vertical drop is 1712 ft/521.8 m. Maximum run length is 5.1 mi/8.2 km.

Top elevation is 12060 ft/3676 m and base elevation 10348 ft/3154 m. There is a lift system of 25 lifts, including the Village Cabriolet, seven high speed express quads, six double chairlifts, two high speed six pack lifts, four triplets, one rope tow, three surface lifts and one platter.

The lift capacity is 40000 riders/hour. There is snow making in 299 ac/1.21 km² for 26 trails.